DETROIT (AP) – Wayne State University in Detroit is reporting the urban school’s first overall student enrollment increase in seven years.

Current enrollment is at 27,326 — an increase of 104 students.

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Wayne State has more than 7,300 new students this fall, including transfers and graduate students.

The university’s strategic plan calls for 30,000 students by 2021.

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President M. Roy Wilson says in a release that the number is “a tough, yet attainable goal” and can be reached with “an average two percent increase per year for the next five years.”


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